Sunday, September 25, 2011


Luke is working on his new Catechism question.  It is so good – that all week I have planned to put it here.  Finally!  I did it.

Westminster Larger Catechism, Question #71:

How is justification an act of God’s free grace?


Although Christ, by His obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice in the behalf of them that are justified; yet inasmuch as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, His own only Son, imputing His righteousness to them, and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith, which also is His gift, their justification is to them of free grace.


Even now, as I read it again, I am amazed, and so very thankful to God for His goodness.. and His beautiful grace.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Every month, I have lunch with my 3 wonderful sisters-in-law (Vickie, Julia and Marianne), Aunt Pauline, and Marilyn (Glenn’s step-mom).  We were at Aunt Pauline’s this time, and she served a wonderful meal – but of course my favorite was dessert!  It was sooooo good – and so perfect for this time of year, that I had to have the recipe.  I haven’t made it yet – but I can definitely vouch for its goodness. 

You really should try it!  You won’t be disappointed!

1 32 oz can pumpkin

1 1/2 c sugar

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 large can (about 15 oz Eagle Brand) of evaporated milk

4 beaten eggs


2 sticks butter

and a yellow or white cake mix


Mix together the top 6 ingredients and pour into a 9x13 pan.  Sprinkle with the box of cake mix.  Melt the 2 sticks of butter and drizzle over it all.  You can top with pecans if you want.  Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours.


I only wish I had a picture…Smile

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lake Michigan

IMG_1225  A few pictures from our recent trip to Lake Michigan with the Worleys and Gilberts… so much fun…

Great weather, great food, great times with our family! 


There was a little digging in the sand….


There was a little swimming in the lake….

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And then finally, a little rest….


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Goodbye Beachaus!!  Thank you, Gilberts, for sharing your wonderful home with us!


Babies (?)

IMG_1110  This was too cute not to post.   After watching “Babies” with the Cox girls, Alix wrapped Olivia the way we watched the Japanese nurse wrap a Japanese baby!  She’s just a wee bit bigger than that baby.  Winking smile